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Resources for Data Analysis: Open Data Sets by Topic

Locate and use numeric, statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data sets, and find data repositories to house your own data..

Open Web - Advanced Search Tips

The open web provides a plethora of resources for finding data.  Try using Google Advanced searching or Google Dataset Search.  

Tips for Advanced Google searching include:

  • Include search terms like data or table 
  • Google ignores the word AND as a search operator. But, typing OR in all caps will find similar or related terms (e.g. women OR females OR girls).
  • Search for a particular document type (e.g. childhood obesity filetype:xls)
  • Search for data on a particular site or domain (e.g. childhood obesity site:.gov)
  • Exclude words by using the "-" sign in front of the word you wish to exclude

Agriculture Statistics

Criminal Justice Data

Education Data

Selected Data Set Resources

Demographic - Social Statistics

Economic & Financial Data